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    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 - Day 4

    **I have re-organized the page to list all 5th grade assignments and all 6th grade assignments separately. Please note this formatting change

    5th Grade Math

    Overview: Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will review how to add fractions and mixed numbers. Then, you will apply your knowledge by working with a recipe of a food you would like to eat.

    Quick things to know: 

    • Fractions have a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number).
    • You will be adding fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators.
    • You will be adding fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.
    • To find an equivalent fraction, multiply the numerator and the denominator by the same number.
    • When adding mixed numbers, add the whole numbers, then find alike denominators and add the fractions. 
    • Simplify as needed. 
    • To review Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers, please reference your workbook pages 123 - 138 (Chapter 2)
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it's fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.

    Tasks: 

    • Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers worksheet:
      • Complete the worksheet.
    • Recipe Activity:
      • Find a recipe of something you would like to eat that has both fractions and mixed numbers in the ingredients list.
      • Double the ingredients list. 
      • Rewrite the ingredients list with the new values of each ingredient.
    • Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.
    • Play "Pete the Plumber: Fractions and Mixed Numbers on Ed: Your Friend in Learning" 

    Links/Activities: Worksheet  *if you have trouble accessing the worksheet please email me

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your workseets and email them to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your worksheets until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn $5 (class money) when we return to school.

     

    5th Grade Reading

    Overview: Book study of "My Life as a Book", by Janet Tashjian

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes. 

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will continue to read the book, "My Life as a Book". Before reading you will define some key vocabulary that is in the first chapters of the book. After reading you will write a short summary of what you have read. 

    Quick things to know:

    • "My Life as a Book" is a story about a boy, Derek Fallon, who's summer is ruined when his mother decides to send him to Learning Camp. While at first he is angry with his mother, at camp he creates some unlikely friendships and discovers secrets about himself that he never knew.
    • You can define the vocabulary words on a page in your tan workbook that was put in your green folder or type them on a computer.
    • When defining the vocabulary terms, you may use the internet or a dictonary to help you. 
    • When writing your summary you may write in your tan workbook or type it on a computer.
    • A summary is a brief paragraph of what happened. It should include the following:
      • Important character names
      • The setting
      • 4-5 senetnces about what was read

    Tasks:

    • Before reading the book, define the vocabulary terms that are found in the book. Feel free to use a dictionary or the internet.
      • The vocabulary words you need to define are: boquet, drought, slalom, interrogate, croquet, perch, fidget, riptide, hazardous, straying, collage, battering (12 total)
      • Next, read the the next chapters of the book titled Forcing My Parents to Admit the Truth, and Trying to Forget (read up to page 56)
      • After reading, write a short summary about what you have read in these chapters of the book. (Remember, your summary should be about 4-5 sentences in length and should include important characters and the setting)

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your work and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your completed work until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn $5 (class money) when we return to school. 

     

    5th Grade Writing 

     Overview: Narrative Writing: One day you wake up with a superpower! What is it and what are three things you would do?

    Estimated Time: Approximately 25 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: We have been working on narrative writing for some time. Write a quick narrative piece about three things you would do if you suddenly work up with a superpower. 

    Quick things to know:

    • Narrative writing tells a story.
    • Be creative! Your superpower can be anything you want! (some exmaples are being able to fly, being invisible, being super fast, reading people's minds, or anthing else)
    • Use the three things you would do as three separate paragraphs (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long - so your writing should be about 12 - 18 senetnces in total) (you do not need an introduction or conclusion)
    • Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)
    • You can write your piece in your tan workbook or you can type your writing.

    Tasks:

    • Think about what superpower you would want to have. 
    • Think about three things you would do if you have that superpower.
    • Write an narrative piece that tells about what your day would be like and things you would do if you woke up with your super power.

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your writing and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you please hold on to your writing until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will receive $5 (class money) when we return to school.

     

    6th Grade Reading

    Overview: Novel study of "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes. 

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: Today you will continue reading the novel, "Hoot". After reading you will complete a reading pages in your novel study packet that relate to the first chapters.

    Quick things to know: 

    • "Hoot" is a story about Roy Eberhardt, the new boy in a town in Florida. When Roy makes some unlikely and also strange friends he realizes he is caught in the middle of a war between his new friends and a pancake house that is trying to start it's construction on top of a owl habitat. Roy and his friends do everything they can to save the owls while getting into trouble and making enemies along the way.
    • The novel study packet is in your green folder.

    Tasks:

    • Read chapter 6 of "Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen
    • After reading, complete page 10 in your novel study packet titled, "Understanding the Story: Chapters 4 - 6". 
    • Next, complete page 11 in your novel study packet titled, "Chapter Summary: Chapters 4 - 6".

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your worksheets and email them to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your novel packet and completed pages until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn $5 (class money) when we return to school. 

      

    6th Grade Writing

    Overview: Narrative Writing: One day you wake up with a superpower! What is it and what are three things you would do?

    Estimated Time: Approximately 25 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: We have been working on narrative writing for some time. Write a quick narrative piece about three things you would do if you suddenly work up with a superpower. 

    Quick things to know:

    • Narrative writing tells a story.
    • Be creative! Your superpower can be anything you want! (some exmaples are being able to fly, being invisible, being super fast, reading people's minds, or anthing else)
    • Use the three things you would do as three separate paragraphs (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long - so your writing should be about 12 - 18 senetnces in total) (you do not need an introduction or conclusion)
    • Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)
    • You can write your piece in your tan workbook or you can type your writing.

    Tasks:

    • Think about what superpower you would want to have. 
    • Think about three things you would do if you have that superpower.
    • Write an narrative piece that tells about what your day would be like and things you would do if you woke up with your super power.

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your writing and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you please hold on to your writing until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will receive $5 (class money) when we return to school.